The Cost to Clothe a Minimalist Family of Five

Over the past year, we have spent just under $400 on kids’ clothes.

The Cost of Cutting Weight

When people think about “the hard part” of boxing or martial arts, they usually think about the part where you’re getting punched in the face.

The Unexpected Costs of Leaving

I had planned for the cost of renting a moving van and so on, but the “goodbye Ann Arbor” expenses added up quickly.

The Cost of Adopting a Dog

I’ve been waiting for years for destiny to bring me a dog.

The Cost of Feeling “At Home”

We just moved to a new place (I can’t call it home yet) and I am straining to feel comfortable here.

The Cost of Fixing Something When It Breaks

The look of despair as he stared at the bull immediately showed how important it was to him.

The Cost of My Newfound Knitting Habit and the Unforgiving Quest for Gauge

After knitting my first scarf, I decided I was ready to knit a sweater.

The Cost of Attending a 100th Birthday Party

Born at home in rural Manitoba, Grandma grew up on a farm, digging Seneca root to earn the money to buy her First Communion dress.

The Cost of Making My Own Peanut Butter Popcorn

This was such a good idea — thank you for suggesting it!

The Unexpected Costs of Having a Baby Two Weeks Overdue

Our tiny daughter was due to be born on December 4, 2017. She arrived on December 18th — exactly two weeks late, after 42 weeks of being pregnant.